Even if you blog for the pure love of creating and posting, attracting traffic and seeing traffic increase is icing on the cake, or if you’re like me and you prefer savory to sweet, traffic is like gravy on the french fries. (Mmmm….gravy.) Today, we’ve got a quick tip to help you see exactly how much gravy, er, traffic individual posts get over time. Meet the small but mighty magnifying glass.
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You’ve been working hard on your blog: you put thought and effort into your About page, your site title and tagline, and you’ve even picked a funky blog name. You sweat your photography. You read and re-read your drafts to make sure they’re just so.
With over 1.4 million posts published on WordPress.com every day, how do you make sure your work stands out in the crowd? Crafting strong post titles is one way to snag reader attention, pique interest, attract followers, and earn repeat visits. Here’s a few ideas to think about as your write titles for your posts.
Given the ephemeral nature of the internet — from breaking news to memes to reader attention spans — it feels like we, as online publishers, are pushed to keep pace with the web, writing post after post each day.
Most blogs are set up for this kind of schedule, with front pages displaying your latest posts. But while your readers (and search engines) love seeing fresh content on your homepage, we encourage you to promote your archives, too: your best posts, your hidden gems, and your timeless content. It’s great to drive traffic to older posts and different parts of your blog.
You’ve got handy tools in the dashboard to promote your older content, from the Archives Widget to the Categories Widget. But let’s look beyond these and discover other ways to drive traffic to your archives.
Blogging isn’t just about publishing. It’s about sharing, commenting, and connecting. When we engage with one another, we strengthen the fabric that sustains the blogosphere and us as individual bloggers.
One way to both grow your blog and contribute to the community is with guest bloggers. More engagement? More readers? More conversation? Where do I sign up!? This week, we’ll talk about inviting guest bloggers into your online house; next week, we’ll look at how to find guest blogging opportunities for your writing.